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General Education



GED 100
First-Year Seminar [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course introduces first-year students to the college environment. Through journal writing, focused discussion, individual and group projects, and self-assessment activities, students are encouraged to examine their own goals in the context of the undergraduate community. Sophomore students share mentoring responsibilities with the instructor. Required of all first-year students. Course fee applicable.

GED 100H
Honors First-Year Seminar [Honors Option] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Honors students engage in activities described in GED 100. They are encouraged to consider the stewardship of their own abilities and resources through personal commitment and service.

GED 200
Transcultural Studies [Trip] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students earn credit for study in connection with transcultural travel or immersion experiences. Pre-travel and post-travel seminars and written assignments (journal, reflection paper, etc.) are expected.

GED 250
First-Year Seminar Mentor [Work Experience] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Sophomores team with faculty as mentors for First-Year Seminar. Responsibilities include co-planning and debriefing of class sessions, participating in all course activities, performing administrative responsibilities, responding to student work, attending training sessions, and developing a portfolio. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

GED 250H
Honors: First-Year Seminar Mentor [Honors Option] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Sophomores team with faculty as mentors for First-Year Seminar. Responsibilities include co-planning and debriefing of class sessions, participating in all course activities, performing administrative responsibilities, responding to student work, attending training sessions, and developing a portfolio. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

GED 355
Cooperative Education [Work Experience] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
The cooperative education experience is designed to operate outside the confines of the regular classroom to aid the student in focusing on career plans and goals. Placement within organizations or businesses is intended to enhance the student's academic and career interest. Cooperative education experiences are available during fall, spring, and summer semesters to qualified students. Students must preregister a semester in advance with the appropriate department and the Registrar.

GED 401
Senior Seminar [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is designed to encourage students to examine, evaluate, and articulate their worldviews in relation to their faith and the Roberts Wesleyan academic program. The course helps students integrate their general education, disciplinary specialization, and individual interests; challenges them to apply their education to issues of importance to society; and encourages them to pursue a habit of life-long learning. Required of all seniors.

GED 401H
Honors Senior Seminar [Honors Option] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Honors students are expected to bring their expertise, gained through the senior honors project, to bear on issues addressed in GED 401. They are encouraged to probe the implications of their study through such activities as field-tested service projects and dialogue with disciplinary experts.

GED 402
Senior Integrative Project [Lecture] (2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is a seminar that serves as a culminating experience for students majoring in Liberal Arts (B.A.) or Cross-Disciplinary Studies (B.S.). Its primary focus is the General Education goal that students will investigate connections and pursue integration among disparate learning experiences. The course includes group meetings that are class sessions to promote increased understanding through common readings and the exchange of ideas; individual meetings with the instructor to plan, monitor and evaluate each student's activities and progress; and individual activities designed to help students integrate the three Areas of Study they have chosen and prepare for graduation. Through course assignments and a final project, students will demonstrate in-depth learning, significant reflection, and meaningful integration of their Areas of Study. Prerequisite: Taken only by seniors majoring in Liberal Arts (B.A.) or Cross-Disciplinary Studies (B.S.).

GED 495
Independent Study [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students conduct independent research in art or produce independent art projects. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Division Chair, and the Registrar


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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.